Comedian Taylor Tomlinson, known for her Netflix specials “Quarter-Life Crisis” and “Look at You,” has been tapped to host the CBS talk show series “After Midnight,” fellow late-night host Stephen Colbert announced Wednesday during his show.
“I got a job 😮,” Tomlinson wrote on Instagram.
“After Midnight,” which Colbert serves as a producer on, draws inspiration from the social media-based game show “@midnight,” which ran on Comedy Central from 2013-2017. The show will fill the 12:30 a.m. slot, previously held by “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”
Corden, who’d hosted his eponymous late-night comedy talk show since its 2015 premiere, wrapped the show in April.
“When I started this journey, it was always going to be just that. It was going to be a journey, an adventure. I never saw it as my final destination,” Corden said at the time. “I never want this show to overstay its welcome in any way. I always want to love making it. And I really think in a year from now that will be a good time to move on and see what else might be out there.”
Colbert congratulated Corden on X following the news. “12:30 won’t be the same without you,” he wrote. “But looking forward to your exciting adventures as the new Doctor Who!”
Tomlinson’s new hosting gig shakes up the lineage of “Late Late Show” hosts.
Corden took over as host of “The Late Late Show” following Craig Ferguson’s 2014 departure, who hosted the show for 10 years. Tom Snyder was the first to host “The Late Late Show” since its 1995 inception. Following Snyder’s 1999 exit, Craig Killborn hosted the talk show from 1999 to 2004.